Monday, 13 July, 2020
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
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1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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A Slice of Island Life – Town Trips
There are a million reasons why I love island life. This is just one of them.

A Slice of Island Life – Town Trips

I live in the San Juan Islands. Look to the east of Vancouver Island, 20 miles south of downtown Vancouver and 30 miles north of Seattle. That’s home.

A friend asked me the other day where ‘town’ is. I answered, Anacortes. It’s about seven miles to the south – seven long miles across mostly stormy seas at this time of year. I can island hop across Guemes Island. That reduces my exposure to the sea, but that route has its own drawbacks.

It is not unusual to be ‘stuck’ here on Sinclair Island for two weeks at a time. Making firm plans to go to town on any given day is pointless, or worse, dangerous. Making doctor or dentist appointments in the winter – forget it.

There are a million reasons why I love island life. This is just one of them.
There are a million reasons why I love island life. This is just one of them.

And that’s just fine with me. Truth be told, I don’t look forward to town trips. I don’t care for “civilization,” the visual pollution, the noise, the traffic. And the older I get the less I like it. In fact, I would love to be able to pay someone to go to town and do all my shopping for me. Or better yet, modify my lifestyle further so that I don’t need anything from town.

First Nations people who lived here didn’t need town. They harvested and made everything they used.

Early white settlers on Sinclair had to row to LaConnor for supplies. Anacortes didn’t exist in those days.

Imagine that? They also rowed to Orcas Island to attend dances. The last dance I attended was almost two decades ago.

More and more I’m inclined to decline invitations, unless it’s a get-together I can walk to. And I’m notoriously late to events that I do have to motor to.

Now there are a few things I like about town trips. I love having lunch with my sister, Margi, at the Adrift Cafe. I love shopping at Ace Hardware, and the fine people who work there. I get a kick out of Matia, Isaac’s talking husky, announcing her arrival in stores that allow dogs. She is a celebrity everywhere she goes.

Matia anxious to reach town so that she can chat with everyone!
Matia anxious to reach town so that she can chat with everyone!

But the bottom line is, I don’t mind when it blows for a week, blowing my town plans out of the water. Because as soon as I arrive in Anacortes, I’m plotting my escape – how fast can we get what we need done so that I can get home.

By “we” I’m referring to Isaac and Matia and I, since we almost always travel together for convenience sake. Isaac is my good friend and neighbor – not my husband as was hilariously surmised by Ace Hardware employees a couple of years ago because we are always seen together. (Isaac was not so amused.) Omg, I’m still laughing about that one.

So the next time you see me in town, know I am there under duress. I will smile and make nice conversation.

A towhee waiting for me to return with almonds!
A towhee waiting for me to return with almonds!

But really I’m thinking about the towhees at home and the bag of almonds I promised to get them 🙂

Ferdi Businger

Ferdi Businger

Ferdi shares his year between his cabin in the San Juan Islands and his private nature reserve near Spiva Butte in Eastern Washington state. Both homes are hand-built from fallen timber saved and machined by Ferdi.
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